Saturday, September 22, 2018

Res.Steer Mohave County Fair

ZNT Moves Like Jagger sired the Res. Champion Steer at the Mohave Co. Fair in Arizona.  Steer was raised by Garret Walker.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

July A.I. Special to Address Heat Stress

ZNT is announcing a July A.I. special where you can get your cattle A.I.'d for just $20/head, and only have to pay $4.75/day for feed/yardage.  This is a 50% savings on the A.I. work, and a $.75/day savings on the feed/yardage. A cow A.I.'d by July 20th will still produce calves by the 1st of May.

Are you counting on that old bull under the tree taking care of business during these dog days of summer? 

In 1978, Oklahoma scientists (Meyerhoeffer, et al.) placed bulls in controlled environments of 95 degrees F. for 8 hours and 87 degrees for the remaining 16 hours while similar bulls were placed in environments of 73 degrees constantly. These treatments were applied to the bulls for 8 weeks and then all bulls were allowed to be in the 73 degree environment for another 8 weeks. 

During the treatment, the heat stressed bulls had average rectal temperatures of 0.9 degrees F higher than non-stressed bulls.  The percentage of motile sperm cells decreased significantly in the stressed bulls by 2 weeks of heat stress. Sperm motility did NOT return to normal values until 8 weeks after the end of the heat stress

This explains some of the reduction in fertility that is often associated with summer and early fall breedings. One cannot escape the conclusion that high ambient temperatures can result in detrimental effects on fertility by effects on both the cow and the bull.  Also remember that heat stress can also have a negative impact on female reproductive performance.  As you multiply the two reductions in reproductive soundness (male X female), it is apparent that heat stress can cause smaller and/or later calf crops.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cattle Currently Available - May 2018

Shown are the current cattle available at ZNT Cattle Co.  Bulls are ready to go to work, and this show heifer is going to be a great heifer for either the novice, or the most experienced showman. Contact 

Zane Mai to schedule your visit:  817-233-9357 call or text

16 month old 3/8 Maine Bull - $2500

19 Month Old 3/4 Maine Bull - $2500

Dec 2017 PB Maine Heifer - $2750

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Schedule Your Show Heifers

  Now that the Majors are complete, it is time to make plans to get those breeding heifers bred. ZNT Cattle has a full service artificial insemination program to meet your needs.   Contact us to see how we can help you. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unique Full Service North Texas

ZNT Cattle Co. provides a truly unique service in the North Texas area. 

  • Do you have just a couple of cows and can not justify a bull?  ZNT is the answer
  • Do you work full time, and don't have time to heat check every day?  ZNT is the answer
  • Are you a small operation that does not have facilities to work cattle? ZNT is the answer
  • Need blood drawn and mailed for pregnancy confirmation?  ZNT is the answer
Our service allows owners to just drop off their cows, pairs, or heifers, and we take care of all the synchronization shots, heat checking, and artificial insemination.  This is all usually done over an 10-13 day period.  All the owner has to do is pick up the cattle when complete.  

NO semen tank, NO PROBLEM!  Customers can have semen shipped directly to our farm where semen can be held for insemination.

Groups start every other Wednesday through the entire spring.  Contact Zane Mai to schedule your cattle.  817-233-9357 call or text

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentines for your Cows

Talk about a bull that have come on over the winter!  This is an ET calf out of Gucci and our ZNT American Hope 903W donor cow.  He is double bred low birth weight, and that is proven with his 68# birth weight.  On top of that, This 3/4 Maine bull's pedigree is loaded with eye appeal, maternal genetics, and hair.  TH and PHA clean on top of all that.  Contact Zane Mai at 817-233-9357 to schedule a visit to see him or the other bulls we have available.

Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 Ft. Worth Stock Show Special

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From now thru February 4th, ZNT is offering the following:

-10% discount on all of our bulls listed on our website, plus 10 free units of ZNT Montego Bay

-ZNT Montego Bay Semen $10/unit on a minimum of 5 units

-ZNT Moves Like Jagger Semen for $10/unit on a minimum of 5 units

-ZNT Triple X Semen for $25/unit with a limit of 10 units per costomer.

We are located just 45 minutes from the Stock Show grounds, so if you are planning on visiting the stock show, you are welcome to park your trailer at our farm.

Contact Zane Mai if any of these great offers interest you.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 New Year's Feature

No better way to kick off the New Year than to add this powerhouse to your bull battery.  He is a 3/8 Maine/9.78% Chi bull who's sire is out of Northern Improvement, and his dam is straight out of the ZNT donor program.  He is a thick made, wide based bull that goes back to great maternal genetics on both sides.  Did I forget to mention he only had a 63# birth weight on top of it?!?  He is the total package for the spring breeding season.

Bulls Available


The "For Sale Page" has been updated with our currently yearling bulls available for this Winter breeding season. All bulls are percentage Maine Anjou genetics out of cows from our donor program, with moderate birthweights, along with a balanced amount of muscle and maternal genetics.  Year after year, our customers have been very pleased with their bull purchases, and amazed by the quality of their daughters as they perform in their herds.  Letting go of any of the heifers has been the hardest decisions.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pre-Breeding Checklist

I know many of you are just starting the fall calving season, but as the calves hit the ground, it is never to early to start planning to re-breed those cows and heifers.  Here is a list of things that can make your fall breeding go the best it can.

For me, it can be broken down into two basic categories:  Nutrition and Health

Nutrition:  Once a cow has calved, her nutritional needs change drastically from when she was pregnant.  Your cow is now eating to provide nutrition for her recovery, along with providing all the nutritional requirements her newborn calf requires.  In most cases, these increased needs can be met by using a protein source in conjunction with the nutrients provided by grazing.  Other cases may require the use of supplemental energy and protein to meet these needs.  Proper vitamin and mineral needs can be achieved through basic supplemental feed such as range cubes, the use of injectable nutrients such as MultiMin 90, or by well balanced mineral supplements like Concept-Aid.  The key to good conception rates is achieved by having the cattle gaining weight going into breeding season, along with allowing the cows 60-90 days post-partum to be physically and hormonally ready to breed.

Health:  The other half of the equation is making sure your cows are vaccinated annually for many of the diseases that can cause low conception rates in cows, and lower mortality in their calves.  My recommendations are to give a dose of Vira-Shield, 7-way, Stay-bred, and wormer (injectable or pour-on)  Vaccinations should be done at least 2 weeks prior to cows being set up for A.I., or being turned out with bulls.  In the South, wormer for parasites should be applied 2-3 times per year.

On top of the preparation of your cows and heifers for calving, this is the time to start evaluating your herd concerning operational goal, genetic outcomes from your current calf crop, and genetic goals for your future.  By planning ahead, you can save yourself money, and sometimes a lot of headache trying to get semen on the perfect bull for your cow.

Best of luck with your calving season, and don't forget to contact ZNT when making plans to breed those heifers, or those cows you just got done calving out.